Bell Helicopter and Horizon International Flight Academy signs LOI
Bell Helicopter has signed a Letter of Intent with Horizon International Flight Academy to become the first Bell Helicopter authorised training centre in the Middle East. The signing took place at the Dubai Airshow.
Horizon International Flight Academy is based at Al Ain International Airport. It is purpose-built for flight training.
“We are looking forward to becoming a member of the Bell Helicopter authorised training network.”
Hareb Thani Al Dhaheri, CEO, Horizon International Flight Academy said: “We are looking forward to becoming a member of the Bell Helicopter authorised training network. Since our inception in 2003, our goal has been to provide training solutions that meet international standards in a safe and secure environment. With the increasing demand in the region for pilots, we are at the forefront of meeting this requirement for both the Military and Civil sectors.”
“Our commercial helicopter sales have tripled since last year in the Middle East.”
Ray Lamas, general manager, Global Customer Training, Bell Helicopter added: “Our commercial helicopter sales have tripled since last year in the Middle East. We are thrilled that Horizon International Flight Academy has expressed interest in becoming a Bell approved authorised training centre for both single and twin engine Bell Helicopters. We have been planning to expand our training footprint in the region to cater to the growing presence of Bell Helicopter and to better serve our customers, and Horizon’s reputation for their training capabilities is second to none.”